plural noun

: a small order of spiny-finned fishes comprising the remoras and having the dorsal fin modified into a flat sucking disk on top of the head used for adhering to the bodies of other fishes (as sharks and swordfishes)

Word History


New Latin, from disc- + -cephali

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“Discocephali.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Discocephali. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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